The winners of the Performing Songwriter "Be Heard" Scholarships are:
Clayton Colwell from Lenox, MA
Winning song: "Tongue Tied"
Devon Copley from Brooklyn, NY
Winning song: "Late Night Show" (co-written by Alex and Devon of the Animators)
Steve Boynton from Steamboat Springs, CO
Winning song: "The Photograph"
The official announcement of the winners took place at a BMI industry brunch held during the SXSW Conference in Austin on March 18.
Now in its third year, the Kauai Music Festival provides a unique opportunity for aspiring songwriters to learn and improve their craft under the tutelage of some of the best songwriters in the world. This multi-faceted four-day event, also sponsored by BMI, features seminar-style instruction for small groups in a variety of settings to promote the creative spirit, as well as lectures and panel discussions by hit songwriters, music publishers, entertainment attorneys, producers and other industry professionals.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Even if you didn't win, it's not to late for you to make it to Kauai! The folks at the festival have set up another set of scholarships for any of you who sign up to attend. As a registrant, you'll be eligible to win one of three scholarships that will cover the cost of staying at the Hyatt for the entire festival, which is worth over $1000 each. The first scholarship will be awarded on April 1, the second on April 15, and the third on May 1. Just go to www.kauaimusicfestival.com for more information and to sign up. And check out the article on it in the March/April issue of Performing Songwriter to read about even more reasons why you should be there!